Above the Rim (soundtrack)

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Above the Rim – The Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMarch 22, 1994 (1994-03-22)
Death Row Records chronology
Above the Rim – The Soundtrack
Murder Was the Case
1."Anything (Allstar Remix)" (SWV) Brian Morgan, Allen "ALLSTAR" Gordon4:07
2."Old Time's Sake" (Sweet Sable)Nikke Nikole4:20
3."Part Time Lover" (H-Town) DeVante Swing 4:08
4."Big Pimpin'" (Tha Dogg Pound featuring Nate Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nanci Fletcher, and Dwight DeLemond Williams) Dat Nigga Daz 3:58
5."Didn't Mean to Turn You On" (2nd II None)2nd II None, DJ Quik 4:38
6."Doggie Style" (D.J. Rogers)Suamana Brown4:33
7."Regulate" (Nate Dogg and Warren G) Warren G 4:11
8."Pour Out a Little Liquor" (2Pac and Thug Life) Johnny "J" 3:30
9."Gonna Give It to Ya" (Jewell featuring Aaron Hall)Paisley4:53
10."Afro Puffs" (The Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg) Dr. Dre, Daz Dillinger 4:50
11."Jus So Ya No" (CPO Boss Hogg)Tony Green4:06
12."Hoochies Need Love Too" (Paradise)S "Bright Eyess" Riley, Suamana Brown4:41
13."I'm Still In Love With You" (Al B. Sure!)Al B. Sure!3:47
14."Crack 'Em" (O.F.T.B.) DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O.4:25
15."U Bring da Dog Out" (Rhythm & Knowledge)Sean "Barney" Thomas4:01
16."Blowed Away" (B-Rezell)DeVante Swing4:06
17."It's Not Deep Enough" (Jewell) Mr. Dalvin 4:28
18."Dogg Pound 4 Life" (Tha Dogg Pound)Dat Nigga Daz4:59

Bonus material

Deluxe Edition
19."Pain" (2Pac and Stretch)Stretch4:34
20."Mi Monie Rite!" (Lord G)Tony Green3:08
21."Loyal to the Game" (2Pac, Treach and Riddler)Reginald Heard4:36



SongChart (1994) [8] [9] [10] [11] Peak
"Afro Puffs"U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 5
U.S. Dance Club Songs ( Billboard )5
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 31
U.S. Hot Rap Singles 5
U.S. The Billboard Hot 100 57
"Regulate"U.S. Hot Rap Singles 1
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [12] 2× Platinum2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


Information taken from Allmusic. [13]

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